i like him, and i want to buy him. but the ppl at the store have no idea what he is or where he came from, so they have offerd him to me for $9.99. i would think that should be a pretty good deal for almost any gecko, but i wanted to check it out first.
http://www.dotphoto.com/go.asp?l=almo&AID=1341906
thankies!
john
p.s. he wanted me to mention that he can save you up to 15% on your car insurance.
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Looks like a roughtail gecko, Cyrtopodion scabrum. A Middle Eastern (Egypt, etc.) house gecko species, established in parts of Texas and maybe Florida. It's a better deal than if it was offered for 10.99.
i like him, and i want to buy him. but the ppl at the store have no idea what he ... that should be a pretty good deal for almost any gecko, but i wanted to check it out first. http://www.dotphoto.com/go.asp?l=almo&AID=1341906

I really need to know this and nothing is panning out.
john
Looks like a roughtail gecko, Cyrtopodion scabrum. A Middle Eastern (Egypt, etc.) house gecko species, established in parts of Texas and maybe Florida. It's a better deal than if it was offered for 10.99.

I thought Cyrtopodion were supposed to have tuberculate scales on their bodies. But I only know the genus through pictures (e.g. http://www.gekkota.org/html/cyrtopodion.html )...
Patrick Alexander
Looks like a roughtail gecko, Cyrtopodion scabrum. A Middle Eastern ... a better deal than if it was offered for 10.99.

I thought Cyrtopodion were supposed to have tuberculate scales on their bodies. But I only know the genus through pictures (e.g. http://www.gekkota.org/html/cyrtopodion.html )...

Is Cyrtopodion synonymous with Cyrtodactylus ? I ask because my field guide refers to the TX gecko as Cyrtodactylus scaber .

Chris
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i like him, and i want to buy him. but ... gecko, but i wanted to check it out first. http://www.dotphoto.com/go.asp?l=almo&AID=1341906

I really need to know this and nothing is panning out. john

Best guess Some sort of hemidactylus type gecko. Theres really too many different types of gecko like this to definitively (for me anyway) I.D. I would say it is one of the many desert/semi-arid middle-eastern wall geckos.
As GD said, they have established themselves in many parts of the US in Florida and Texas.
That should give you an idea of the adaptability and hardiness of these types of gecko.
In caging him, I would recomend a bright heat light and a way to escape the heat if he chooses. I would always have water available, but I wouldn't keep the tank humid. I probably would not provide UV.These geckos are nocturnal, and in most types, you will never see them in the daylight. In fact, I have a few hemidactylus turcicus in a terrarium that I haven't seen in months. The species I keep is about 3 inches long, looks similar(but different) than yours, and feeds on small 1/4 inch crickets. Do a search for middle eastern geckos perhaps ?
-Ryan
I thought Cyrtopodion were supposed to have tuberculate scales on their bodies. But I only know the genus through pictures (e.g. http://www.gekkota.org/html/cyrtopodion.html )...

Is Cyrtopodion synonymous with Cyrtodactylus ? I ask because my field guide refers to the TX gecko as Cyrtodactylus scaber .

I think the people who wrote your field guide are confused... Cyrtodactylus is a different genus, with many species, mostly in tropical forest, that basically look like eublepharids (Coleonyx, Eublepharis, etc), except without the eyelids.
Patrick Alexander
Is Cyrtopodion synonymous with Cyrtodactylus ? I ask because myfield guide refers to the TX gecko as Cyrtodactylus scaber .

I think the people who wrote your field guide are confused... Cyrtodactylus is a different genus, with many species, mostly in tropical forest, that basically look like eublepharids (Coleonyx, Eublepharis, etc), except without the eyelids.

Arrgh, don't burst my bubble! None other than Mr. Dave Barker is one of the co-authors.
Also, the University of Texas calls the gecko Cyrtodactylus on their site. After more Googling, though, it looks as though MANY sites use the name interchangeably, which doesn't help to reduce the level of confusion.
Is Cyrtopodion synonymous with Cyrtodactylus ? I ask because my field guide refers to the TX gecko as Cyrtodactylus scaber .

I think the people who wrote your field guide are confused... Cyrtodactylus is a different genus, with many species, mostly in tropical forest, that basically look like eublepharids (Coleonyx, Eublepharis, etc), except without the eyelids. Patrick Alexander

Good point(s). Second stab: common (spiny-tailed) house gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus), from Asia.
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